Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval by Jane Herro

When it comes to the home-buying process, a key part of the equation is being ready. A common misstep that people make at the beginning of their search is not being ready with a pre-approval letter, but instead a pre-qualification. A pre-qualification is based on non-verified information provided to the mortgage broker by the applicant […]

Rezoning Workshop in Gowanus Tonight!

Tonight the Fifth Ave Committee will be holding a rezoning workshop entitled “Understanding Trade-Offs” from 6pm-8pm at 621 Degraw Street.  For Gowanus residents and folks all over Brooklyn, this is a significant and informative event.  It’s important to learn about the influences in our areas that impact our lives in such a huge way. This […]

Open House Safe Word by Jane Herro

Sunday to you may mean brunch. Sunday to me means hitting up open houses around Brooklyn. I can already feel the 2018 sales market heating up and when you’re slated to view 8 apartments in a 3 hour span in 5 different neighborhoods, you have to be strategic in your approach. Enter the open house safe word, […]

Brooklyn Home Prices Still Soaring!

A New York Times piece, Brooklyn Real Estate Prices Climb Higher, that came out yesterday announced that the home sales prices in Brooklyn have continued to rise. We have seen this first hand here at Realty Collective.  The market hasn’t slowed as Brooklyn’s popularity grows while the markets in Manhattan and other boroughs have not had the […]

Lovely Feedback from a Lovely Client!

We are delighted when we get feedback from satisfied clients and a Google review we got recently (below) put a huge smile on our face.  We’ve been working with Camille for several years now and she was so sweet to go on and write such lovely words about her experiences with us.  What she wrote […]

Condo Staging in the Columbia Waterfront.

The Columbia Terrace Condos never looked so good! We recently closed a deal at 36 Carroll Street and got top dollar for our client, with a little help from Hoffman and Swinburne, a design company started by RC’s Victoria Hagman and Tina Fallon. This one bedroom is proof that design and real estate go hand in hand.  Our renovations and […]

How a $3 Per Day Charge Will Affect the Renter in NYC. by Shyda Hoque

Streeteasy has been the “go to” for NYC real estate since I started working in 2010.  The New York City-based website launched in 2005 and really changed the game and certainly leveled the playing field for small brokerages to compete with the established firms. The Realty Collective website fed to Streeteasy back in 2010 and […]

Commercial Spaces in Red Hook.

Anyone who lives or works in Red Hook can tell you that the neighborhood has a wonderfully tight-knit community of small business owners. Its a diverse mixture of retail, restaurants/bars, artists and manufacturers. Many of whom have made a name for themselves and turned the area into a destination shopping and dining district. Now is […]

Introducing Realty Collective’s Edward Beason.

The newest member of our Realty Collective family is Edward Beason and we’d like to take a moment to introduce him! Ed is a licensed real estate salesperson and is currently focusing on commercial sales and leasing in all five boroughs.  He holds a B.A. from Auburn University and an M.P.A from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. In addition […]

Just Listed! Open House Sunday for this Park Slope Condo.

Realty Collective’s Victoria Hagman will be holding an open house for this 1.5 bedroom condo in Park Slope. This apartment was listed only a couple of days ago for $815,000, this Sunday will be the first open house and it’s already been saved by dozens of users on Streeteasy.  The description and gallery are below.  To learn […]